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134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
617-661-0505
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Ranked #4 of 548 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Btw. Prospect & Columbia
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English first
Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the finest restaurants in the Boston Area: a Turkish focus with exquisite preparation and a wonderfully professional staff. Our waiter, Derek, was knowledgeable, low-key, and appropriately attentive. We combined small plates with entrees, saved room for desserts, and relished every bite. Oleana is understandably busy, so reservations are always a good idea. This will definitely be... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

A friend suggested we meet at Oleana. I had no idea the restaurant had a Middle Eastern or Turkish focus until I sat down as the decor is subdued and upscale. We started with spinach falafel, which was good, and a delicious chick pea terrine with pomegranate molasses. I enjoyed the duck shish kebab with beets and figs while the... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

This place is very good but their is one MUST, RESERVE AHEAD OF TIME! We have been looking forward to come here for over a year and this was like the only time we had been able to come here so we were very excited! We ordered a lot of small dishes and they were all outstanding, especially the shakshuka!... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ordered six small plates with a friend of mine. Everything was delicious and something I've never had before. I could end every meal with that Baked Alaska with passionfruit purée. The service was impeccable. Can't wait to return. Keep up the good work guys

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have been here twice and both times were wonderful! Everything I have eaten here is delicious and the service is fantastic. They really want to make your meal special and as excellent as possible. If anything is unfamiliar, the serves take the time to explain it to you. At one meal, we ordered meze one or two at a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We joined some friends for dinner at Oleana at the beginning of October while on vacation. I will have to say this was an outstanding meal! We ordered a number of dishes to share, and it was hard to say which was the best. It was a very memorable meal. Chef Ana Sortun is amazingly adept with food and spices,... More

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Sierra Madre, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The dazzling array of choices, some of which are unfamiliar, make ordering a challenge. The wait staff, however, is helpful. It's best to go with two or more people for the best taste adventure.

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Glendive
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

On my daughter's advice, we had a late night dinner here after a movie. No matter that the restaurant stopped serving in 1/2 hour, they treated us like queens! The mezes (heavy tapas type hors d'oeuvres or small dishes) were numerous and hard to choose from but we settled on a tamarind beef with puréed eggplant -fantastic, and a layered... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This place is over the top wonderful. It is a James Breard award winner with impeccable food and service. We started with a carrot soup that had a swirl of goat cheese and sprinkling of toasted nuts and cilantro. This was a seasonal special that was very special. The quail kabobs are a must if you get to go. There... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I can't say enough about the diversity of amazing flavors that the chefs here create. I could eat here everyday and it would never get old. The Sultan's Delight meze is a MUST try! I also love the environment and staff at Oleana - they are warm, welcoming, and not stuffy at all. The servers don't hesitate to share their... More

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Additional Information about Oleana

Address: 134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1421
Phone Number: 617-661-0505
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eclectic, International

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